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Home > Images > Abdominal Trauma > Right sided diaphragmatic hernia secondary to blunt abdominal trauma

Fernando Joglar, MD, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Right sided diaphragmatic laceration secondary to blunt abdominal trauma.
Thoracic approach via a right thoracotomy exposing the diaphragmatic tear and showing herniating liver (with superficial contusions).

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alsayali, taif saudi arabia, January 08, 2008

Dear /Dr.Fernando.
Could you please tell us :
what was the indication of Rt thoracotomy ?

fernan, January 09, 2008

The patient had a persistent right sided hemothorax despite chest tube drainage and a follow up CXR suggestive of liver herniation.  RUQ ultrasound and chest CT confirmed the diaphragmatic injury with liver herniation.

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